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What is a good price for a GQF 1202?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Litewings, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Litewings

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    I've got a guy who says he is willing to sell me his 2 year old GQF incubator for $350.00. He wasn't sure what the model was but he did say it had a solid wooden door. I suspect it's probably a 1202 but I'll need to check it closer to see. Is this a good price for this model.
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  2. Yes, esp if it has the hatcher. That is half the price. Def a good deal.[​IMG]
     
  3. FYI... if its a GQF 1202, it is much older than 2 years old. The GQF 1202 was the original Sportsman that GQF made way back in the 80's I think. The newer Sportsmans are all 1500's I believe.

    As far as for price, I probably wouldn't pay over $200 for it, IF it is an actual 1202 from back in the day.... They were all made out of 3/4 inch solid plywood, and as far as I know, they were all painted this brick red color.

    This is my 1202 with an aftermarket, self installed window in the door.

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  4. Yes, but if it is only 2 years old, wouldn't that be the 1502?[​IMG]
     
  5. Quote:Thats more probably, but if it is an actual 1202, I wanted her to know that it is older than 2 years old.

    Her seller may just be confused and may mean a 1502.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:The first one were 800 & 850 those were the red ones, the 1202 & 1250 are the ones with the newer thermosta And back up.




    check the pic. top one is a hatcher 1250 bottem a incubator 1202

    on the left is one with a clear door.

    Yes if it working ok 350.00 is a good price.




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  7. The 800 and the 850 had hand powered turners didn't they?
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Some were manual turned others had Auto turner . The 800 was the incubator 850 I think just a hatcher.

    Your red one looks like the 800 or a Lyon incubator looked just like the GQF ,but with a small window in the door.
     
  9. greathorse

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    Wow I just figured out what I have I bought an 800 and an 850 the incubator has automatic turner, and electronic thermostat. Both work great. He told me they were GQF but I couldnt find anything on them they look exactly like the red one above. I payed 100 bucks for both of them. Saw on Craigslist jumped in the truck payed him and got out of there I thought I made quite a buy. I have fired them up but not hatched yet. They had a lot of trays as well.

    Thanks now I know what I bought.
     
  10. Quote:Some were manual turned others had Auto turner . The 800 was the incubator 850 I think just a hatcher.

    Your red one looks like the 800 or a Lyon incubator looked just like the GQF ,but with a small window in the door.

    DANG IT! I was adamantly told by an incubator guru that this was a 1202.... and aside from one other person, I've not ever seen another one like this in working condition.... someone needs to make a catalog of old incubators....


    BTW... the window in this one was a home built window that was installed by a previous owner. Its ugly but it works....
     
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